The replacement of parts of the subsea cable connecting the 400-MW Anholt offshore wind farm to the Danish grid is expected to take place October 26 and November 23, if the weather permits.
Denmark’s national transmission system operator (TSO) Energinet.dk said Wednesday, the work is expected to take four to six weeks to complete, depending on weather conditions. With the help of NKT Cables, two separate pieces of the subsea cable, of about 4.5 km (2.8 miles) in total, will be replaced.
In early 2015 Dong Energy’s Anholt wind farm was offline for about a month due to a subsea cable fault that occurred on February 21, 2015. The cable fix was previously planned to start at end-September, but was delayed due to an error with the replacement cable.
Denmark had 1,271 MW of offshore wind farms at the end of 2014, accounting for 14.5% of the global capacity.